Ezekiel Elliot is highly overrated and is a pure product of a dominant offensive line. The Cowboys offensive line of years past is no more and Zeke hasn’t had close to the same production.
Ezekiel Elliot Has Had a Very Down Year.
Zeke’s best years were 2016, 2018, and 2019 where he rushed for well over 1,000 yards each of those three years. His touchdowns were also very high in 2016 and 2019 in which he had 15 touchdowns and 12 touchdowns. These were his only two years of double-digit touchdowns.
Then we get to 2020 Zeke is not having a good year fantasy-wise and just football-wise in 181 carries he has only amassed 707 yards and scored five times. Not only that but Zeke has rushed for 100 yards in a game just one time this season. To say that this is just a lost year for the Cowboys would be to excuse the dip in performance from Zeke.
Ezekiel Elliot is a Straight Up Product of His Offensive Line.
Dak Prescott being hurt doesn’t excuse this performance. What is the reason for this production drop off? Could it be that Zeke just had a stellar offensive line for a good portion of his young career? With all the injuries to the Cowboy’s offensive line, this season Zeke hasn’t been able to do anything worth mentioning in a game.
However, with all the praise Zeke gets he should be doing more. It’s as if running backs are simply a product of their offensive lines. In this case, that is true and it has been evident all season. Anyone who says otherwise is a delusional Cowboys fan. I’m tired of Zeke being praised like some demi-god. Zeke is very replaceable he is the most replaceable person on the Dallas Cowboys.
Zeke does not deserve a big contract and him being with the Cowboys for another six years will be very bad on the back end. Once this offensive line starts dwindling away Zeke will dwindle away as well. We have already seen the start of his downfall.